We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Coventry Bronze near Port Matilda, PA.

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Dr. Martin G Maksimak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Martin Maksimak practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Maksimak takes Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Dr. Christopher D Still, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Still is a general internist. Dr. Still is affiliated with Geisinger. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Geisinger Medical Center's residency program. He takes Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mahmoud T Sabri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. Mahmoud Sabri is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He honors Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Sabri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Sabri is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Dr. William J Cochran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA
 

Dr. William Cochran specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Cochran is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He accepts Coventry, Aetna, Coventry Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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